Final Egg Take 2023

Nestucca Angler’s and Cedar Creek Hatchery staff spawned the last egg take for the class of 2023 fry. The fry will stay in the hatch house under the care of the hatchery staff through the winter. 

Here are a few pictures of the hatch boxes within the hatch house. The wood cedar covers were rebuilt by the Nestucca Anglers last winter to keep the eggs and fry in a quiet dark environment while they develop. 

Thank you to all the volunteers that worked very hard this fall collecting Broodstock and with the spawning. Special thanks to the Cedar Creek Hatchery staff as their leadership and teamwork is a big part of the success of Rhoades pond Fall Chinook Broodstock Program (ODFW STEP).

Fall 2023 Chinook Spawn 2

Great turnout of volunteers this past morning for our second spawning of Fall Chinook Broodstock. We will continue spawning through the Fall run to get a good mix of genetics. Stay posted as updates will continue as they become available.

Fall 2023 Chinook Spawn

Our first spawning of Fall Chinook Broodstock for 2024 babies was on Oct 17th.  We had a great mixture of fish for diversity of genetics.  We will have several more spawning’s in the next month to catch the full run of fish.

Stay tuned and we will keep you posted.


Broodstock Update (9-28)

Collection Progress Update: 09-28-23

First Fall fish of the year to be collected at the hatchery trap for our 2023 offspring.

Please check back here and/or our Facebook site for further updates.

BroodStock Update (9-23)

Broodstock Update: 09-23-23

Good week for our collection team as we have been able to secure some healthy fish to our program.

We are not at our final numbers yet, but excited to say we are off and rolling now with fish in our holding pen(s) at Cedar Creek Hatchery.

More updates to come:



Nestucca River Map

Nestucca River Fishermans Map

Only Available by pre-paid PayPal orders here at Nestucca Anglers.

These Fishermans maps are discontinued and are a legacy of the Nestucca River. The Nestucca River flows through the coastal range and 57 miles later ends up at the ocean in Pacific City. This river has always given great fishing opportunities throughout the years, with 11 boat ramps/slides and lots of public bank access above tide water. 

The map was developed by fishermen and their local knowledge, experience, and memories of the 1950s and 60s. To this day, these fishing holes have kept their names through generations of sons and daughters who continue to fish these waters. Most of their forefathers have since passed but fishing memories continue on.  

This map will not be found on the internet and has a special meaning to the community of the Nestucca Basin. The Nestucca Anglers would like to share it with you as we continue raising Fall Chinook for the future generations to come. 

Nestucca Anglers Mission: Education, Stream Enhancement, and Fishing Opportunity.

Approximate Map size: 17” x 22”
Full Custom (Matted) Frame Size: 25” X 27”

Print Only:
Black & White Print $100 Shipped
Colored Print $200 Shipped

Professionally Framed by Pacific Frames:
Black & White $300 (local pickup only)
Colored Version $400 (local pickup only)

All proceeds remain in our 501c3 nonprofit donation program and are used to help with the rearing of fish and maintenance of our site/equipment.


To place an order please visit the links above provided to our PayPal. Once payment has been made, please email us at:

[email protected]

Liberation 2023

Nestucca Anglers released 108,000 August 1st. The fish went out to the Nestucca basin healthy and to size. 

Special thank you to all the feeding volunteers that took care of the fish throughout the season. 

We will start collecting the Broodstock for our 2023 offspring in September. Stay tuned on Facebook as we will keep you updated on our collection process.

Visit our site for a full gallery. We have also posted a couple release videos this year as well.

Gallery HERE




NRFPD Lunch 07/04/23

On Tuesday July 4th 2023, Nestucca Anglers hosted a lunch for our local Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District team. NRFPD is dedicated to minimizing the effects of adverse incidents to life, property, and the environment through education, training, teamwork, and service delivery. 

If you see firefighters off duty in uniform, walk up and thank them for keeping you and your community safe. 

Nestucca Anglers would like to thank NRFPD and volunteers again for choosing to do what you do and for the sacrifices you make to protect us.

2023 Clipping Event

What an outstanding day!

Last Saturday over 250 volunteers came to Rhoades Pond to help the Nestucca Anglers fin clip over 100,000 Fall Chinook smolts.

The smolts will continue to be fed by volunteers and released into the Nestucca basin toward the end of August.

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and contributors. It makes a difference.


Nestucca Anglers 🙂

2023 Clipping Party

2023 Annual Clipping Party

Save the date, mark your calender !

Nestucca Anglers is a volunteer organization that invites everyone to help clip 100,000 Fall Chinook Smolt annually. Bring the family and enjoy a great day with us on the coast.

Please check back as we have lots of raffle and auction items that have been donated from sponsors. More to come……

Printable flyer. Please help us pass the word on the event.